Amnon Maggid — Connecting Israel & Cincinnati
Israeli foreign-exchange teens are here not to study but to teach us about them—WCPO
WCPO posted an article about our Friends from Israel, Chaverim m’Israel, arriving in the US. Check it out here. —Maia
By Kevin Eigelbach | WCPO contributor
SYMMES TOWNSHIP, Ohio — For the next few months, Symmes Township resident Yana Duke’s daughter, Gail, will be studying in an Israeli high school. Duke might be losing a daughter temporarily, she said, but she’s also gaining one. For half the school year, Israeli teen Hadas Silver will be staying in the Duke home. “I sent one to Israel, and I received one here,” Duke said.
Silver and Alon Peretz, both 18-year-old natives of Netanya, Israel, are spending the school year with local host families as part of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati’s annual Chaverim m’Israel (Friends from Israel) program. More >